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Who's Afraid of...........?

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Balladeer
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0 posted 08-19-99 02:11 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

When I was young and fancy free
I built a house of hay.
A big bad wolf came to my door
And stole my love away.

So then I built a house of sticks
With padlocks on the door.
A big bad wolf showed up again
And stole my love once more.

My problem, it appears to me,
Has been one of construction.
I need to build more carefully
To end this sad destruction.

So now I have a house of stone.
I'm smarter than before.
As long as I remain alone
No wolf comes to my door.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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1 posted 08-19-99 02:30 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Oh, Boo! I wanted to see what you'd do
with a house of stone
I'd hope that the mortar'd be used
and here I find you, left alone!

Can I come over and play this little piggy goes to market?

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Balladeer
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2 posted 08-19-99 02:32 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Come on, Sunshine. We'll go hog wild!
Sue
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3 posted 08-19-99 02:46 PM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

It sounds as if you did it the wrong way round - now you would welcome the company of a wolf! It's a lovely poem, with a much deeper message than at first appears.
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 08-19-99 04:00 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sue is right my friend Balladeer tells simple tales, but sails a complicated ship.
To me he is an exceptional talent that I have the pleasure and honor of knowing.
Poet deVine
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5 posted 08-19-99 04:10 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I don't think the wolf stole your love! I think that little piggy went to market! She came home, found you'd moved and had to go on welfare to support herself. She now lives in a trailer in Nashville, struggling to be a country western singer....you must have heard of her! Shania Swine?
WhtDove
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6 posted 08-19-99 04:21 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Good one Balladeer! I feel this way too.
I like what you did with this!
Nicole
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7 posted 08-19-99 04:23 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

LOL@PDV! (that was classic!)

Balladeer, as always, you are amazing. The possibility of getting hurt vs. being alone...which is the better of the two evils...thoughts to ponder!

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"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with." *Mark Twain*
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8 posted 08-19-99 05:14 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Just don't let that heart turn to stone! *S* Great poem!
elvira
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9 posted 08-19-99 06:08 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

i applaud you once more, Balladeer...obviously, poetry only improves with the poet's age
ac
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10 posted 08-20-99 04:59 PM       View Profile for ac   Email ac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ac

Balladeer...you're so creative...you've even given new meaning to the words i'll huff and i'll puff and i'll blow you down...they'll never be the same to me again...great one...

[This message has been edited by ac (edited 08-20-99).]
Skyfyre
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11 posted 08-20-99 09:39 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Balladeer, that is what you get for taking lady wolves as girlfriends ... LOL ... I heard what you said about your ex wife ...

An empty house is lonely
Though it stands the test of time ...
The wolf would find he'd Hell to pay
To steal a love of mine!

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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(When I hear the bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")

Honeybee
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I can't believe that I never replied to such a powerful poem after all these years.  I still remember it though and consider it one of your best.  Sadly, I relate to this and must print it out for my book

Melissa~

Intellectually I know that Canada is no better than any other country. Emotionally I KNOW that Canada is the best country in the world!

Balladino
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13 posted 03-07-2008 05:42 PM       View Profile for Balladino   Email Balladino   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Balladino

Ha,ha, ha, ha. Good one!!!
frail
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14 posted 05-04-2008 04:12 AM       View Profile for frail   Email frail   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for frail

Which should you be afraid of, being alone or the big bad wolf?
Susan Caldwell
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15 posted 05-04-2008 01:13 PM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

My first thought when I read the title was of the opera in world of warcraft...as we keep getting the big bad wolf..but no one wants to hear about that...:O

I did enjoy this very much.  And no one comes to my door now either.  I rest more easy.  

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~
Balladeer
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16 posted 05-04-2008 05:27 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

If no one comes to your door, Susan, there are a lot of idiots in this world!
Susan Caldwell
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it's my winning personality...

but ty.

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

 
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